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shoeblack

[ shoo-blak ]
/ ˈʃuˌblæk /
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noun

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Origin of shoeblack

First recorded in 1745–55; shoe + black

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British Dictionary definitions for shoeblack

shoeblack
/ (ˈʃuːˌblæk) /

noun

(esp formerly) a person who shines boots and shoes
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